Mooned At The Grocery Store

April 25, 2013



The unapologetic offender

I am not a fan of grocery shopping. Honestly, nothing about it appeals to me.  Perhaps it goes back to my lack of cooking prowess...maybe it's because I'm not a big eater.  Either way, I guess the reason really isn't important, it's a mundane task I do not enjoy.  I am truly on autopilot once I pull into the parking lot - get a cart, hit the aisles in rote fashion, grab basically the same items week after week, wait on line, make small talk with the cashier, pack up, pay, and leave.  No fun at all, at least not for me.

However, on one very sunny afternoon, I saw the moon and that all changed.

The tulips are stationed right inside the front entrance of the market, so after I pick up a colorful, happy bunch the trip becomes pretty uninspiring, you know, cardboard boxes and frozen stuff, so I was completely unprepared for what I saw.

I walked into the produce aisle, bag in hand, ready to grab a tomato when there it was, looking right at me.  I swear someone put it there on top for people to see and I was the winning shopper- ding-ding-ding!

I stood there for a minute looking around, did no one else see this?  Just me?  There was nothing to do but laugh...a lot...and take a picture of course.  I'm sure I looked like a lunatic.

I have to be honest, I fell in love with that little guy right there. I wanted to take him home with me so I could keep looking at him and feeling good, well at least until he rotted.  It had been an awful, humorless, just plain sad year and laughing felt so good, I didn't want it to end, but I left him there.

I wanted to pay that belly laugh forward.  Perched atop that orange mountain, I figured he would be serving the greater good, proudly embracing his role as both the literal butt of the joke and the subject of an exquisitely unremarkable moment.


 I later found this potato, but she wasn't nearly as personable.



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28 comments:

  1. Awesome! I laughed right out loud at my desk when I saw the pic. I feel the same as you about the weekly grocery ritual (my least favorite domestic task) but seeing that would totally make the trip better. Love it! :)

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    1. It really made my day..I still hate to shop, but at least I always laugh in the produce aisle now!

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  2. That was really funny!!! Thanks for the laugh!

    B

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    1. B, Glad I could brighten your day!

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  3. Hahaha this has made my day. Too funny... and I'm glad you left him there to 'pay it forward' - everyone needs a good giggle from time to time!

    Now following you from the Linkin with my ladies hop - so glad you took time to stop by my blog and comment too - it is greatly appreciated :)

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    1. It was a good giggle, that's for sure! Thanks for popping by and thanks so much for the follow, I love your blog!

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  4. Awesome blog post~!
    I'm going to be checking out the tomatoes more thoroughly in the future. Just to see if I can spot a 'moon' in the round, red, balls...
    Great writing!
    Have an Awesome Day today Kim...

    Jen @ Lace Crazy
    =)

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    1. Thanks Jen! Glad I could make you smile! Will be thinking of your family tomorrow and that new baby.
      Kim

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  5. That is sooo funny! I am always in food shopping mode with tunnel vision at the grocery store. I guess we need to use food shopping as a form of relaxation and laughs- Good one!

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    1. Thanks! I agree, it's all in how you frame it! I will actually be "relaxing" tomorrow! ;)

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  6. LOL Kim! You are making me see the grocery store in a different light!

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    1. Thanks Jeanne! It was a fun distraction for sure! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

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  7. oh my word! that is too funny :)
    following via blog lovin!
    brittany from oh my darlin & i

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  8. I love grocery shopping because it's an adventure every time; you nver know what you might uncover. Like a butt tomato. Just say no to crack!

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    1. You just made my whole family laugh! That "butt-mato" is the gift that keeps on giving! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Haha, too funny! In my state, there's a huge peach water tower, but it looks like a giant butt in the sky.

    Natashalh

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    1. I'm sure it's always good for a laugh when you see it! :) Thanks for popping by Natashalh!

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  10. hahaha beautiful moons! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for checking it out, Joy!

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  11. There is nothing better than funny shaped fruits and vegetables! This was cute and funny-thank you for sharing with the Humor Me Blog Hop!

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    1. I have a very simple sense of humor...it doesn't take much to make me laugh!

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  12. Nothing beats a well timed mooning! I guess someone in the wise universe decided it was time for you to embrace the laughter again. :)

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    1. Yes, this little guy certainly got my attention and you are right...nothing beats a well timed mooning! Love it!

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  13. Literally peeing myself over yor butt-tomato! You're posts never fail to make me laugh or smile!

    Sarah

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    1. Sarah, I love it when people let me know that they got a smile or a laugh our of a post! You just made my day! :)

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  14. This is such a funny story, Kim! You should send the butt-mato pic to Ellen DeGeneres. I bet she would love it!

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    1. I never thought of that! I haven't watched her show in years, but I can definitely see it being right up her alley! Thanks for the suggestion!

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